Chavez Jr. Vs. Martinez Results: Martinez Wins Split Decision Over Beltran

Miguel Beltran Jr and Roman Martinez stepped into the ring to fight one fight ahead of the HBO pay-per-view main event of Julio Cesar Chavez vs. Sergio Martinez. What was a good fight on paper turned into a much better fight in action as the two men really threw their all into each round of give-and-take action.

Here's how Bad Left Hook blogger Scott Christ saw the fight:

Martinez (26-1-1, 16 KO) and Beltran (27-2, 17 KO) waged a close quarters war at times, drilled each other at distance at times, and both employed heavy offensive weapons. Beltran found a lot of success with his right hand, and Martinez seemed to put punches together better in combination. Neither did major body work, but Beltran had the advantage there with a strong left hook.

It must be noted that a point deduction late in the fight by Russell Mora kept this fight from being a majority draw. But it must also be noted that the deduction wasn't really unjust -- Beltran had been warned for hitting behind the head, and told he'd lose a point the next time, and there did appear to be intent there.

For more on this fight, continue to follow us here on SB Nation as well as our boxing blog, Bad Left Hook.

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